Sol-Gel Processing of Ceramics and Glass

Published - May 2012| Analyst - Andrew McWilliams| Code - AVM016F
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Report Highlights

The global market for sol-gel products reached $1.4 billion in 2011. It is expected to reach $1.5 billion in 2012 and it will further grow to $2.2 billion by 2017, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.9%.

Report Scope

The report provides a detailed technology review for sol gel-derived products, including processing methods, properties and applications.  Market analyses are provided for each application segment for the U.S. and the world.

Analyst Credentials

This report is an update of an earlier (2006) report prepared by Dr. Thomas Abraham.   Dr. Abraham was formerly vice president and director of the Advanced Materials Group of BCC.  A graduate of Columbia University, Dr. Abraham worked for the University of Denver and Brookhaven National Laboratory prior to joining BCC Research.   Dr. Abraham has been a frequent invited speaker on the state of the advanced material industries at American Ceramic Society (ACS) meetings, as well as numerous other conferences and events held by various associations involved in the ceramics and advanced materials industries.  One of the most important studies Dr. Abraham undertook was for the Office of Technology Assessment of the U.S. Congress on the “Strategies for Advanced Ceramic Materials in the U.S.”

The analyst responsible for updating the report is Andrew McWilliams, a partner in the Boston–based international technology and marketing consulting firm, 43rd Parallel LLC.   Mr. McWilliams is the author or co-author of numerous other BCC studies, including studies in related fields such as AVM025G Diamond, Diamond-Like and CBN Films and Coating Products; NAN015F Advanced Ceramics and Nanoceramic Powders; NAN021E Global Markets for Nanocomposites, Nanoparticles, Nanoclays, and Nanotubes;  NAN040A Nanomaterials Markets by Typeand AVM008B Synthetic Gems and Minerals.

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Published - Jun-2006| Analyst - Thomas Abraham| Code - AVM016E

Report Highlights

  • The U.S. market is expected to reach $500 million by 2011 with an AAGR (annual average growth) rate of 8.7% per year from 2006 to 2011.
  • The global market for sol-gel products in 2006 was $1 billion. This is forecasted to increase to $1.4 billion by 2011 with an AAGR of 6.3% from 2006 to 2011.
  • In terms of market share, the U.S. has currently about 32% of the world market and is expected to increase this market share by 2011 to 36%.
  • Optical and electronic applications are the fastest growing market segments from 2006 to 2011, at an annual average growth rate ranging 12% to 15%.

Published - Jul-2002| Analyst - Laurel Sheppard| Code - AVM016D

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REPORT HIGHLIGHTS

  • The global market for sol-gel products in 2001 was $712 million. This is forecasted to increase to $936 million by 2006 at an average annual growth rate (AAGR) of 5.6%.
  • The U.S. market share is nearly 28% and is expected to increase to 34% by 2006, rising from $202.5 million to $320 million at an AAGR of 9.6%.
  • Electronic and optical applications are expected to be the fastest growing market segments during the period, at an annual average growth rate of around 14%. High growth rates also are expected for chemical and biomedical applications at between 8% and approximately 10% per year.
  • By 2006, new market segments to emerge will include biomedical applications (such as bone grafting materials and drug therapy products) and chemical applications (gas separation membranes).
  • Although the U.S. leads in research and development, Japan is able to commercialize and market products faster. The total number of U.S. patents also has declined, with fewer applications being commercialized

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